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05-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By sapporoguy

People want absurd prices for used bikes, tandem...

People want absurd prices for used bikes, tandem or any other type. That's the price of someone who doesn't really want to sell.
Unless you're desperate to buy something now, or this one perfectly...
03-12-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Just to add: After swapping in the new...

OP here. Just to add: After swapping in the new disc donut, the bump-bump-bump was gone when I bedded in the sanded disc and pads.
03-12-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, and to others who responded. This is just...

Thanks, and to others who responded. This is just what I wanted. I could guess that rolling with bars was the best way to do it, but I wanted testimonials from tandemers who'd actually done it to see...
03-10-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By sapporoguy

Anyone have hydraulic rear disc brakes on a coupled tandem?

I'm toying with the idea of swapping in a hydraulic caliper for the rear of our S&S coupled Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot. Does anyone have hydraulics on your coupled tandem?
I'm not looking for a...
03-10-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By sapporoguy

Not spot-on-topic, but what frame are you using? ...

Not spot-on-topic, but what frame are you using?
(Considering building a MTB tandem myself.)
03-10-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By sapporoguy

I meant: overtorqued the disc-mounting bolts. The...

I meant: overtorqued the disc-mounting bolts. The cracks are in the thinnest point right there at the bolt holes.
03-09-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By sapporoguy

Here you go. Let me know if you want still bigger...

Here you go. Let me know if you want still bigger or other angles. No cracking at 4 and 10. It does appear to be aluminum. Thanks....
03-08-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By sapporoguy

Cracked DT Swiss Hugi screw-on 'disc donut' replacement pix

I'm posting in case it helps anyone.
The bike: 2005 Co-Mo speedster, rear disc brake, DT Swiss Hugi hub with threading for Arai drum or disc adapter.
I'd noticed a bump-bump-bump when braking....
03-02-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,248
Posted By sapporoguy

I used to do most of my car-fixing myself in my...

I used to do most of my car-fixing myself in my 20s through 40s and would take my bikes to the LBS for most bike-fixing. I slowly shifted toward having a trusty mechanic work on the cars and doing my...
Forum: Touring
03-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,987
Posted By sapporoguy

I lent my men's B17 Flyer to my wife for the...

I lent my men's B17 Flyer to my wife for the stoker position of the tandem at the beginning of the pandemic. It had been on my commuter bike for three years. She used a Terry Butterfly before. She's...
02-12-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,759
Posted By sapporoguy

We had an infuriating noise that sounds a lot...

We had an infuriating noise that sounds a lot like this, which seemed to be coming from the back. I'd replaced stoker BB so sure wasn't that and had spun the pilot's cranks without chain and it spun...
12-07-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,410
Posted By sapporoguy

Begining tandem age combined: 117 Current: 127

Begining tandem age combined: 117
Current: 127
11-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,598
Posted By sapporoguy

We used clips when we started tandemming. We'd...

We used clips when we started tandemming. We'd used them solo, and they worked fine on the tandem. A little awkward getting in for the pilot when taking off, but no big deal.

Then I switched to...
11-04-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By sapporoguy

We're 50/39/24T front and 11-36T cassette. The...

We're 50/39/24T front and 11-36T cassette. The 24x36 granny gearing is great for our 63/64-year-old team, even on most San Francisco Bay Area hills. Worked great on a fully-loaded self-contained...
11-01-20, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,545
Posted By sapporoguy

I used to ride our Co-Mo solo to work whenever my...

I used to ride our Co-Mo solo to work whenever my commuter bike was out of commission. Used to, because I don't commute now, with Covid and all. It's always strange for the first few blocks without...
10-22-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks for such a thorough point-by-point...

Thanks for such a thorough point-by-point response. And this! I was thinking of doing exactly this with our coupled Co-Mo Speedster and now you've gone and done it and I'll have to consider upgrading!
10-20-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By sapporoguy

Best tandem front-brake system: your experience?

Tandeming friends,
I'd like your personal experiences with tandem front-brake systems, particularly if you've been able to compare. What has given you the best stopping power?
Let's not get into...
09-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

I was just looking at Sora shifters online and...

I was just looking at Sora shifters online and wondering about them, so this helps. I shall consider them. I prefer friction shift for the FD but could just keep my left-hand bar-end.
Question:...
09-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

9-speed, and it looks like Gevenalle still offers...

9-speed, and it looks like Gevenalle still offers quite a few options. I'd probably get the short-pull with their indexable RD shifter. I'm already getting used to the bar-end shifter I put on as a...
09-28-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

I'm a compulsive tinkerer and...

I'm a compulsive tinkerer and taker-apart-of-things, so I'd try if the part were available. Which it appears not to be. But I may as well take it apart to confirm my suspicions and present it in...
09-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks! I think this is it right here, about 12...

Thanks! I think this is it right here, about 12 pix down in the series:https://i.imgur.com/fDVOve0.jpg
09-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

Ha! What part number is that? This may give me...

Ha! What part number is that?
This may give me an excuse to buy some Gevenalle lever/shifters (https://www.gevenalle.com/product/cx2/).
Thanks everyone for the useful input.
For now, I did this:...
09-28-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By sapporoguy

Balky brifter, this piece fell out--what is it?

Shimano ST-6510 brake shifter always worked fine. Suddenly I began having trouble indexing. It wouldn't shift to some bigger cassette cogs without an additional shifter nudge. I turned the barrel...
09-09-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By sapporoguy

Same squealing experience here with the Paul...

Same squealing experience here with the Paul Minimotos on our Co-Mo Speedster. Tried everything including a DaVinci stiffener. Emailed Paul several times for help, but got no response. Just ordered...
07-19-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By sapporoguy

I use PD-M324s on the tandems and commuter bike...

I use PD-M324s on the tandems and commuter bike and am generally happy. One downside: They're chrome steel and rust where they get scratched. And they're about 150 grams heavier than the PD-EH500, I...
07-17-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks. Those look like good suggestions after a...

Thanks. Those look like good suggestions after a quick googling. I'll start watching Craigslist.
The Speedster is 2005, with front V-brakes and rear disc and V both. But we ride it on roads every...
07-16-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By sapporoguy

What's a good MTB tandem or frame to build one up on?

We took our Co-Mo Speedster onto some fire roads above the Pacific the past few weekends, from Tennessee Beach to Muir Beach. Great fun! except we had to push it uphill a bit when we lost traction,...
02-10-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By sapporoguy

Looks worth trying. Unfortunately, they show them...

Looks worth trying. Unfortunately, they show them as out of stock.
02-10-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By sapporoguy

interrupting squawking parrot who?

interrupting squawking parrot who?
02-09-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By sapporoguy

who’s there?!

who’s there?!
02-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By sapporoguy

You mean, like the opposite of toe-in? Make a gap...

You mean, like the opposite of toe-in? Make a gap at the front?
02-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By sapporoguy

Paul Minimoto squawk on my Co-Mo Speedster

Hi all,
Not sure it's Kosher to crosspost, but here's a post I put up on the "mechanics" forum, as it isn't technically tandem. But I suspect others may have tried this on their tandems, so would...
02-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By sapporoguy

Paul Minimoto brake squawk: any solutions?

I really wanted to love my pricey new Paul Minimoto brakes. I put them on the front of our 2005 Co-Motion Speedster tandem last fall, hoping for improved braking.
SQUAWK!
I can't get rid of it—a...
01-14-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By sapporoguy

Good vid! Mine did exactly that. So I added one...

Good vid! Mine did exactly that. So I added one of these, and that fixed it:

https://www.jensonusa.com/globalassets/product-images---all-assets/wolf-tooth-components/rd208z00.jpg
01-14-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By sapporoguy

Just to make sure there's no confusion (which I'm...

Just to make sure there's no confusion (which I'm sure you didn't intend!): The B screw may not affect whether it's directly under, but it *does* determine the gap between the big cog and the jockey...
01-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By sapporoguy

Did you want a cassette larger than 36? I put in...

Did you want a cassette larger than 36? I put in the Wolftooth when I switched up to 12/36 from 11/34.
01-13-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By sapporoguy

I have triple chain rings, and pretty sure I have...

I have triple chain rings, and pretty sure I have a long-cage derailleur, and the link works fine on an 11/36 or 12/36.
01-13-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,610
Posted By sapporoguy

+1 this solution. I had that problem with a 12-36...

+1 this solution. I had that problem with a 12-36 cassette. Long B-screw turned in was at wrong angle where it hit dropout. A Wolf Tooth Road Link solved it:...
01-10-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,226
Posted By sapporoguy

I agree, and the harping feels like someone has...

I agree, and the harping feels like someone has an axe to grind. I've been very happy with my older-model Fly6. Every year or so it gets glitchy and I reformat the memory card and then it's...
01-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,979
Posted By sapporoguy

We have a Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot, S&S...

We have a Co-Motion Speedster Co-Pilot, S&S couplers (see first photo in this thread). I've read that with self-serve bike racks, Amtrak will let you split up a tandem on two racks if you pay for...
01-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,979
Posted By sapporoguy

Here's the baggage car with bike racks on the...

Here's the baggage car with bike racks on the Amtrak California Zephyr in November, at Denver station, a day after the Emeryville agent told me they can no longer take tandems because someone in...
01-03-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,979
Posted By sapporoguy

Totally agree! OP here. We've taken the Zephyr 6...

Totally agree! OP here. We've taken the Zephyr 6 times eastbound, SF Bay to Iowa, and once westward in the past 5 years, most recently this Thanksgiving; 48 hours of bliss, if you get sleepers. The...
01-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Ha! The way it works now, the stoker has the...

Ha! The way it works now, the stoker has the paper map. So I listen to the RWGPS lady telling me "In 1/4 mile, turn right." I repeat it out loud. Then the real-life lady with paper map says: "Oh she...
01-02-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Let us know what you find about battery life with...

Let us know what you find about battery life with this setup, for both the 1030 and the iPhone. And how seamless it is--or isn't. Thanks!
01-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

That thought occurred to me. But I can run RWGPS...

That thought occurred to me. But I can run RWGPS in offline mode (GPS only) pretty much a full riding day on my iPhone 6s in airplane mode and low-battery mode with voice prompts. But I guess it...
01-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

OP here. Thanks again, all. In my defense, I was...

OP here. Thanks again, all. In my defense, I was aware of the smartphone angle. This sentence in my post appears to have gotten lost lower in the thread:
12-31-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

I thought of doing that but couldn't find a way...

I thought of doing that but couldn't find a way on their website to give suggestions. I'll try again, as I doubt anyone from Garmin is monitoring our ilk.
Seems like adding voice nav via bluetooth...
12-31-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

I'm with you there! I mean through earbuds, the...

I'm with you there! I mean through earbuds, the way I now use RWGPS via iPhone. There's no reason Garmin couldn't let us plug an earphone into a dongle jack off the USB port or listen through a...
12-31-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

Thanks, all, for the thoughtful responses! I...

Thanks, all, for the thoughtful responses! I clearly need to try one of these devices.
I forgot one reason I like RWGPS's voice prompts over a screen: No need to pull out the reading glasses!
12-30-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,136
Posted By sapporoguy

but doesn’t this mean having the screen on all...

but doesn’t this mean having the screen on all the time, sucking battery? And this works in strong sunlight? Serious question, not rhetorical!
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